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SMMI and Lloyd’s Register host delegation from The Maritime Alliance of BlueTech Industries

Published: 12 April 2019
The Maritime Alliance delegation
Dr Nick Townsend showing The Maritime Alliance delegation UoS Aerial and Maritime Robotics

SMMI and Lloyd’s Register’s Andrew MacDonald hosted a delegation from The Maritime Alliance (TMA), a non-profit industry association for the largest BlueTech cluster in the United States, for a morning of knowledge exchange and tour of our Aerial and Maritime Robotics facilities. The delegates represented blue tech companies Earthwise Sorbents, Sea Machines, SeaRobotics, SeaTrac, WAM-V, SubSeaSail, Apium, the US Department of Commerce and the President and founder of The Maritime Alliance, Michael Jones and Project Coordinator Shara Narsipur. The blue tech companies spanned interests from long endurance surface and underwater vehicles, swarm robotics software and super absorbent materials for ocean clean up made from recycled plastic waste – reflecting many of the interests and expertise of University of Southampton researchers.

If you are interested in The Maritime Alliance or one of their members is in your area of interest, just get in touch with us and we can connect you.

For more information visit The Maritime Alliance web page.  

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